31 thoughts on “Can Technology Change Education? Yes!: Raj Dhingra at TEDxBend”

  1. This talk was back in 2012 so the ideas seem very out-of-date now especially it's in terms of technology. I don't remember much about what the technology had done in 2012 to assist education but what he presented in this talk was something back then. Technology shorted the distance between the dots, presenting content and educational resources to students and making it easier to learn. Moreover, because of its originality it did get more engagement from the students. Nowadays new technologies are booming but not so much is the pedagogy in the technological settings. I think the real challenge at present is how to achieve an effective learning with technology and how to assess the learning.

  2. Everything is just really vague. He is speaking on very good content, however, it is to "connected" to GDP and spending. I understand the whole, "work with what you have" message, but that message gets lost in what it a lot of random information.

    I am not hearing the answer to his question, "Can technology change education?". Again, more of a "technology vs. cost" not answering his title posed question.

  3. would have been better if he would have spoken in his own accent rather than faking and speak bold instead of being nervous 🙂

  4. We have tried the 'Department of Education', a government run disaster! Now, it's time to abolish the 'Department of Education' and put a committee of 12 people on this problem and pick the best 12 on the planet to work on this team. We can save a lot of money by getting rid of the 'Department of Education' and paying 12 people a lavish salary to solve the problems and help all kids learn at their maximum rate! The world of tomorrow needs the best ideas today! Let's not waste time in putting the best ideas to work, NOW!

  5. I would disagree with his use of personalization (in the sense technology not being personal)–his use is more of individualized learning–there is a difference. To be personal is to deal one-to-one with a person (i.e. there actually has to be a "person" involved). The example he uses is more of individualized learning continuum that is tailored to the learner. If we are talking about technology being less personal, then yes, it definitely is less about person-to-person interaction since it is only interaction with one person and a device. To have connection to more persons via technology is one thing, but that is not the application here (and how deep are the connections?). Science has proven that playing video games and online activity in children & teens decreases memory; search engine use decreases ability to recall information (no practice in this skill if you can simply look it up); video games and online activity decreases emotional intelligence & social skills; and technology in general decreases opportunities for developing imagination and the ability to read or think deeply. However, having collaborative activities using technology is socially different from individual activities involving technology and the Internet.

  6. Hi fellow teachers. I am looking to have three teachers answer these questions. Any takers?

    Teacher Interview Questions:

    How much of a priority is it for you to teach your students how to use the technology that you integrate into your class lessons?

    What are your main sources for discovering the latest in educational technologies?

    What have you found to be the best ways to assess the effectiveness of an integrated educational technology?

    On a scale of 1-10, how effective do you believe your school is in the area of teaching digital literacy? What steps would you suggest for your school that may increase your school a few points on the scale?

    How do the teachers and administrators who take the lead in the use of technology in the classrooms share their experiences, ideas, and knowledge with other teachers?

    What has been the most effective piece of technology that you currently use to create authentic learning experiences for your students?

    How have recent education technologies been integrated into your assessments?

    How has edu. technologies made a difference in the differentiation of your instruction, content, and assessments for various learners?

    How have you noticed students using available technology to support their learning process?

  7. I never heard the answer to "Can technology change education". I know it can. But I didn't hear him answer that.

  8. I started taking these classes in 2014 and I didn't really know how to do very much on a computer and have to learn about new technology's on my own. It will be great to be able to do new thing that I have never done before

  9. I was expecting him to use more…… educational technology in an educational lecture about using technology to educate. xD Still, not a bad talk, albeit not very deep.

  10. These videos are very useful to teacher training on student centred telearning in higher education

  11. Raj Dhingra makes so many good points, especially that we need to change the thinking around Education Technology.

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